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Mayne: Bob Carr v <em>Four Corners</em> on China’s influence in Canberra

Mayne: Bob Carr v Four Corners on China’s influence in Canberra

Plus eight other pollies and their various corporate interests.

Mayne: Transurban out-plays Victorian governments of all stripes

Mayne: Transurban out-plays Victorian governments of all stripes

City Link has been one of the worst deals any government anywhere has ever negotiated on behalf of its motorists.

The Pauline precedent: our greatest political comebacks

The Pauline precedent: our greatest political comebacks

Pauline Hanson is trying her hand at another political comeback. Freelance writer Sally Whyte looks back through history at Australian politicians who came in from the political wilderness to electoral glory.

Brumby as COAG reformer? The last person you’d want

Brumby as COAG reformer? The last person you’d want

John Brumby's appointment to the COAG Reform Council is shabby and undeserved for a man of his parochial, protectionist record as premier of Victoria.

ALP think tanks sprout, but who’s talking policy?

ALP think tanks sprout, but who’s talking policy?

The ALP suits crammed into the function room of Lygon Street's legendary La Notte restaurant last Thursday to celebrate the first meeting of the Victorian party's new think tank 'Progressive Network' were restless.

A tale of two election reviews, by the NSW and Vic ALP

A tale of two election reviews, by the NSW and Vic ALP

Two contrasting ALP state election reviews have been launched in the last week and the differences between them is stark, and for the NSW party a tad embarrassing.

Maguire the favourite for Broadmeadows <br>by-election

Maguire the favourite for Broadmeadows
by-election

The by-election to replace former Victorian Premier John Brumby has been set for February 19. Labor's state administrative committee will meet next week, presumably to smooth the path for property developer (and brother of Eddie) Frank McGuire, writes William Bowe.

Not much of a contest in Broadmeadows

Not much of a contest in Broadmeadows

Australia's first election for the year will be a rather sedate affair.

So far on the 2011 electoral calendar

So far on the 2011 electoral calendar

The following events have been confirmed for the 2011 electoral calendar: NSW Labor's date for an election shellacking will be March 26, Johm Brumby's exit from politics will result in a by-election in a safe seat and four of the 15 seats in Tasmania's Legislative Council will become vacant this year, writes William Bowe.

What went wrong for John Brumby? Nick Reece has the back rooms talking

What went wrong for John Brumby? Nick Reece has the back rooms talking

When outgoing Victorian ALP state secretary Nick Reece took to the podium at the Melbourne Press Club yesterday to explain his campaign failure, but didn't actually admit to any mistakes, the ripples of discontent could be heard across the party's disillusioned and dwindling membership.